Biblical Church Giving
Giving through Love: We can see by the word "may" that giving is to be from the heart rather than a commandment. Also, the "giving" is to be a gift rather than a loan. When we look at the nine gifts of God, we can see the similarity that children of God are to share their blessings with those in need. In this the love of God can be manifested through those that are Christ's, drawing others to Christ. I do not find anywhere in Scripture where the church is suggested to give to any other place or purpose than to those in need.
Ephesians 4:28. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
Godly Financial Responsibility: One interesting aspect of this verse to consider is the love and personal responsibility shown in the heart of the children of God in giving. God's children should not expect this responsibility to be passed upon another but to get personally involved with those that are weaker. I think God will place those in need in our circle of influence that we are to be responsible for. I'm not saying that this responsibility cannot be shared with others but that it should not be avoided by passing it on to others. When giving is done in the Spirit of love, it will not be done with regret. Consider how God loves a cheerful giver.
Acts 20:33. "I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. 34. "Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. 35. "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, `It is more blessed to give than to receive.' '' 36. And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
2 Corinthians 9:6. But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, have an abundance for every good work.
Take note that I do not find a Scriptural example given in the New Testament of giving to a building fund but rather to give from the heart to those in need that God has placed in our circle of influence.